Ottmar Hitzfeld's men play their final friendly before they kick off their World Cup campaign, with our tipster backing an open match with plenty of goals
Ottmar Hitzfeld's side will fancy their chances of qualifying from Group E, after being drawn alongside France, Ecuador and Honduras in the finals. After a slim win against Jamaica last week, this evening's match will give them the chance to iron out any minor issues.
Peru, who were soundly beaten by England last week, stand in their way, with los Incas looking to stop the rot of seven games without a win, including five losses.
Pablo Bengoechea's men struggled in South American qualification, finishing seventh out of nine nations and missing out on the automatic spots by 10 points. William Hill price them at 8/1 (9.00) to hamper Switzerland's preparations by recording an unlikely win here.
Hitzfeld's men were hugely impressive in qualification, despite being in a tricky group. Switzerland topped Group E with 24 points from 10 matches, staying unbeaten, winning seven of their 10 matches.
With only one defeat from their last 17 matches, including friendlies, they know they have a good chance of progressing from Group E in Brazil. Their match against Ecuador is likely to be the crunch clash as they fight for the second qualifying spot, with France expected to top the group. William Hill price them at 4/9 (1.44) to win tonight, with the same firm pricing the draw at 11/4 (3.75).
With Hitzfeld maybe still keen to give some of the squad a chance to impress with the finals only days away, there could be some changes in the Swiss ranks. Searching through the markets, the over 2.5 goals bet stands out at 6/5 (2.20), which seems fairly large when you consider how Peru are currently playing. Los Incas have conceded 12 goals in their last five games, scoring five.
With this bet landing in three of Switzerland's last five matches, as well as Switzerland scoring in their last nine matches, it's tough to ignore the price for goals which would seem to offer better value than the match odds.
|Over 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 6/5 (2.20) with William Hill
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